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P&G Products to be Removed from Shelves

For Immediate Release:

July 13th, 2001

Contact:

Susan Burrows 021-474-689

"PROCTER & GAMBLE PRODUCTS TO BE REMOVED FROM SUPERMARKET SHELVES"

Animal Rights Activists to Protest Against Procter & Gambles Product Testing on Animals

Wellington- Members of Wellington Animal Action will take Procter and Gamble products off supermarket shelves as part of a Global Day of Action against the intensive product testing that P&G conduct on animals. The protest is aimed at educating consumers of the unnecessary testing on animals that Procter and Gamble conduct.

Shoppers will be greeted with a gigantic banner reading " Procter & Gamble, Products of Death", and an innocent bunny being tormented and chased by a mad scientist.

Date: Saturday, July 14th

Time: Starting at 12:45pm

Place: Wellington City New World Supermarket, 279 Wakefield St.

Every year tens of thousands of animals die in Procter & Gamble laboratories - the victims of painful and unnecessary products tests. Procter & Gamble claims to be committed to eliminating tests on animals , yet after years of empty promises, it lags behind more than 550 companies that have stopped poisoning and killing animals including Revlon and Avon.

Procter & Gamble are the second largest advertisers on our planet and own over 300 different household, personal care, and pharmaceutical products. To test chemicals, workers typically drip them into rabbit's eyes and rub them onto animals shaved and abraded skin, some tests even force harsh chemicals such as bleach into animals digestive systems. The animals are typically forced into restraining devices so that they can't escape the pain; it is rare for these animals to be sedated or given painkillers. Some animals used in such tests have even broken their necks or backs trying to escape.

"Animal testing is completely and utterly unnecessary, many alternatives such as cell tissue cultures exist, if large corporations such as Revlon and Avon can ensure their customers safety through using more accurate non-animal tests, P&G has no excuse." - Peter Howard, Wellington Animal Action

There is no law that requires P&G to conduct their product testing on animals, and as their is a large number of non-animal alternatives to their tests it appears immoral that P&G refuses to stop testing their cosmetic and household products on animals.

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